Travel Air : Wings over the Prairie. First Edition in dustjacket

By: PHILLIPS, Ed JUPTNER, Joseph P., foreword

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PHILLIPS, Ed. Travel Air : Wings over the Prairie. [Foreword by Joseph P. Juptner]. Eagan, Minnesota: Flying Books, (1982). Pp. (2),1-126. Illustratedin black and white. Double column. 4to, navy blue cloth with silver titles to front and spine. "Walter P. Innes, Jr., Lloyd C. Stearman, Clyde V. Ces sna, Walter H. Beech, Charles G. Yankey and William 'Bill' Snook had an airplane, a company and enthusiasm suited for success. Stearman gave Travel Air #1 her graceful lines, Beech incorporated redundancy into the controls and comfort for the passengers and pilot. Cessna fashioned her from design toreality, along with the irreplaceable talents of skilled workers, and Inne s helped her to fame with financial wisdom and foresight. Snook directed and assisted in her construction and development. In the five years followingthe first flight, nearly 1400 examples of Travel Air quality, durability, safety and performance would uphold the lineage of #1 in the highest fashion. The name Travel Air became synonymous with one of the finest airplanes money could buy, excellence in design and craftsmanship, performance under adverse conditions and, as Walter Beech would declare in 1929, 'the standardof aircraft comparison'." - from the introduction. Contents: 1. Wichita -- The Air Capital; 2. Beginnings; 3. Early Days; 4. Down on Douglas; 5. Mono plane Fever; 6. Bigger and Better; 7. The Scarlet Marvel; 8. Inside Travel Air; 9. The Standard of Aircraft Comparison; 10. Travel Air Potpourri. Verygood in spine-nicked dust jacket. 25.00

Title: Travel Air : Wings over the Prairie. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: PHILLIPS, Ed JUPTNER, Joseph P., foreword

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Flying Books, Eagan, Minnesota., 1982, ISBN:0911139001:

Seller ID: 99286

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